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Kisuke Manaka Honwarikomi Tsuchime Kurouchi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Khii Enju Handle


We are happy to introduce to you a new maker here at Tosho Knife Arts: Kisuke Manaka. Since the inception of Manaka Hamono five generations ago, they have been specializing in hand-forged agricultural tools, shears, and kitchen knives. This means that they do not use pre-laminated billets of steel from a cladding company. Manaka Hamono pride themselves in the labour intensive hand-laminating, forging, heat treating, grinding, polishing, and final edge in house. This traditional method of tool making allows the talented craftsmen to bring out the best properties of the steel, and maintain the highest possible standards that have been passed down to them by their forefathers. We believe that you can feel the heart and soul poured into each blade as you wield it. Our hope is that the user will enjoy preparing memorable meals with it for many years to come, and maybe one day pass the blade on to the next generation. 

A chef's knife ('Gyuto' in Japanese) is the most versatile blade that can handle almost anything in the kitchen. Their shape and often generous edge length mean that whether it's cutting small tomatoes or portioning a large roast, you can do it with one blade. Most cooks have multiple chef's knives and it is not hard to justify getting one more when it has so much utility.

Brand: Kisuke Manaka
Blacksmith: Kisuke Manaka
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 240mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Khii Enju & Maguro Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 407mm
Edge Length: 247mm
Handle to Tip Length: 265mm
Blade Height: 53.4mm
Thickness: 4.1mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Weight: 209g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Hardness: ~63HRC

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